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Press Advisory - Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate (I) - weekly campaign schedule

18 October 2010

Dan is an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. The rationale and platform priorities of the campaign are detailed on our website.

Our recent campaign video spoof on Chrisine O'Donnell's 'I'm Not a Witch' campaign ad is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFF4xaqVDeM. Please enjoy.

Last week's CCTV Channel 17 U.S. Senate Candidates Forum, held in Burlington, can be seen at http://www.cctv.org/node/97738. The significant differences between the candidates can be appreciated easily from this forum.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of October 18, 2010:

Monday (October 18)
  • Candidates forum, Middlebury
  • American Legion speech, Bennington
  • Campaign activity, N Bennington
Tuesday (October 19)
  • Campaign activity, Bennington and Chittenden Counties
Wednesday (October 20)
  • Burr Burton speech, Manchester
  • Campaign activity, Rutland and Chittenden Counties
Thursday (October 21)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Franklin Counties
Friday (October 22)
  • Campaign activity, Lamoille and Washington Counties
Saturday (October 23)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Windham Counties
Sunday (October 24)
  • Campaign activity, Franklin and Windham Counties

 

Press Advisory - Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate (I) - weekly campaign schedule

11 October 2010

Dan is an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. The rationale and platform priorities of the campaign are detailed on our website.

Our new campaign video spoof on Chrisine O'Donnell's 'I'm Not a Witch' campaign ad is available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFF4xaqVDeM. Please enjoy.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of October 11, 2010:

Monday (October 11)
  • WNTK radio interview, Springfield
  • Campaign activity, Windham County
Tuesday (October 12)
  • Public Access TV interview, Brattleboro
  • Phoenix House tour, Brattleboro
  • Campaign activity, Windham County
Wednesday (October 13)
  • WNYT Channel 13 TV speech, Albany, NY
  • Campaign activity, Bennington and Rutland Counties
Thursday (October 14)
  • Public Access Channel 17 U.S. Senate candidates debate, Burlington
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Friday (October 15)
  • Campaign activity, Lamoille County
Saturday (October 16)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Sunday (October 17)
  • Campaign activity, Franklin County

 

Press Advisory - Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate (I) - weekly campaign schedule

4 October 2010

Dan is an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. The rationale and platform priorities of the campaign are detailed on our website.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of October 4, 2010:

Monday (October 4)
  • Campaign activity, Brattleboro
Tuesday (October 5)
  • Campaign activity, Bennington
Wednesday (October 6)
  • TV interview (public access), Brattleboro
  • Campaign activity, Brattleboro
  • Tea Party meeting, Rutland (tentative)
Thursday (October 7)
  • FACT TV interview, Bellows Falls
  • Seven Days newspaper interview, Vergennes
  • Addison County Farm Bureau meeting, Vergennes
  • Campaign activity, Addison County
Friday (October 8)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Saturday (October 9)
  • Abenaki tribal meeting, Brownington
  • Campaign activity, NEK
Sunday (October 10)
  • Campaign activity, Windham and Grand Isle Counties

 

Press Advisory - Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate (I) - weekly campaign schedule

20 September 2010

Dan is an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. The rationale and platform priorities of the campaign are detailed on our website.

Dan challenged Vermont's 36-year incumbent, Senator Leahy, in the Democratic Primary on Aug 24. Dan also submitted Petition signatures and Nomination forms to be on the ballot as an Independent in the General Election on Nov 2. Thus, there will be three major contenders, Senator Leahy (D), Len Britton (R), and myself (I). The campaign is currently in full swing transitioning to an Independent candidacy.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of September 20 to September 26, 2010:

Monday (September 20)
  • WNTK radio interview, Randolph/Springfield
  • US Senate Candidates Forum, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
  • Campaign actifvity, Hyde Park
Tuesday (September 21)
  • Channel 7 TV interview, Lyndon State College, Lyndon
  • NEK-TV interview, Newport
  • Campaign activity, St Johnsbury, Lyndonville, Newport
Wednesday (September 22)
  • Campaign activity, Caledonian and Orleans Counties
Thursday (September 23)
  • Mad River TV interview, Waitsfield
  • UVM Students for Israel meeting, UVM, Burlington
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Friday (September 24)
  • WCFR & WTSJ radio interview, Randolph
  • Book Fair, Burlington
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Saturday (September 25)
  • Oktoberfest Parade, Stowe
  • Campaign activity, Lamoille County
Sunday (September 26)
  • Rotary Breakfast, W Dover
  • Campaign activity, Windham County

 

Press Advisory - Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate (I) - weekly campaign schedule

13 September 2010

As you are aware, Dan is an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. The rationale and platform priorities of the campaign are detailed on our website.

Dan challenged Vermont's 36-year incumbent, Senator Leahy, in the Democratic Primary on Aug 24. Dan also submitted Petition signatures and Nomination forms to be on the ballot as an Independent in the General Election on Nov 2. Thus, there will be three major contenders, Senator Leahy (D), Len Britton (R), and Dan Freilich (I).

Although Senator Leahy won the Aug 24 Democratic Primary, we garnered an astonishing and unprecedented 11% of the vote. No prior Primary challenger has gotten ‘double digits’. Dan won higher percentages of the vote in less Democratic counties (up to 16%). These results were accomplished despite a war chest of less than $70,000 vs. Senator Leahy's approximately $5,000,000, Party leadership opposition, declining all Special Interests money, and refusing to pander to the Party base. Our strategy was to tell the truth.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of September 13 to September 19, 2010:

Monday (September 13)
  • Tabling, UVM, Burlington
  • Campaign activity, Bennington
Tuesday (September 14)
  • Administrative day
Wednesday (September 15)
  • UVM students meeting, Burlington
  • Campaign activity, Fair Haven and Burlington
Thursday (September 16)
  • World's Fair, Tunbridge
  • Campaign activity, Orange County
Friday (September 17)
  • WCFR & WTSJ radio interview, Randolph
  • Manchester Journal interview, Manchester
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Rutland Counties
Saturday (September 18)
  • World's Fair, Tunbridge
  • Campaign activity, Orange and Washington Counties
Sunday (September 19)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County

 

Press Advisory - Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate (I) - weekly campaign schedule

6 September 2010

As you are aware, Dan is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. The rationale and platform priorities of the campaign are detailed on our website.

Please note the newly added Platform Summary at http://danielfreilich.com/platform.php

Campaign update: Dan challenged Vermont's 36-year incumbent, Senator Leahy, in the Democratic Primary on Aug 24. Dan also submitted Petition signatures and Nomination forms to be on the ballot as an Independent in the upcoming General Election on Nov 2. Thus, there will be three major contenders, Senator Leahy (D), Len Britton (R), and myself (I). The campaign is currently in full swing transitioning to an Independent candidacy.

Although Senator Leahy won the Aug 24 Democratic Primary, we garnered an astonishing and unprecedented 11% of the vote. No prior Primary challenger has gotten ‘double digits’. Dan won higher percentages of the vote in less Democratic counties (up to 16%). These results were accomplished despite a war chest of less than $70,000 vs. Senator Leahy’s approximately $5,000,000, Party leadership opposition, declining all Special Interests money, and refusing to pander to the Party base. Our strategy was to tell the truth.

We believe our unprecedented strong showing in the Primary, especially in counties with more diverse political leanings (less domination by Vermont Democratic Party's establishment), establishes a basis for a significant challenge and realistic chance of winning in the upcoming general election race among the three main contenders.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of September 6 to September 12, 2010:

Monday (September 6)
  • Campaign activity, W Brattleboro, Brattleboro, Bennington
Tuesday (September 7)
  • Transition to Independent candidacy
Wednesday (September 8)
  • Transition to Independent candidacy
Thursday (September 9)
  • Campaign activity, Bennington County
Friday (September 10)
  • WCFR & WTSJ radio interview, Randolph
  • Vermont State Fair and Block Party, Rutland
  • Campaign activity, Rutland County
Saturday (September 11)
  • USNR drilling, WRJ
  • Glory Days Festival, WRJ
  • Campaign activity, Windsor County
Sunday (September 12)
  • USNR drilling, WRJ
  • Campaign activity, Windsor County

 

Press Advisory - Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate (I) - weekly campaign schedule

30 August 2010

As you are aware, Dan is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. The rationale and platform priorities of the campaign are detailed on our website.

Campaign update: Dan challenged Vermont's 36-year incumbent, Senator Leahy, in the Democratic Primary on Aug 24. Dan also submitted Petition signatures and Nomination forms to be on the ballot as an Independent in the upcoming General Election on Nov 2. Thus, there will be three major contenders, Senator Leahy (D), Len Britton (R), and myself (I). The campaign is currently in full swing transitioning to an Independent candidacy.

Although Senator Leahy won the Aug 24 Democratic Primary, we garnered an astonishing and unprecedented 11% of the vote. No prior Primary challenger has gotten ‘double digits’. Dan won higher percentages of the vote in less Democratic counties (up to 16%). These results were accomplished despite a war chest of less than $70,000 vs. Senator Leahy’s approximately $5,000,000, Party leadership opposition, declining all Special Interests money, and refusing to pander to the Party base. Our strategy was to tell the truth.

We believe our unprecedented strong showing in the Primary, especially in counties with more diverse political leanings (less domination by Vermont Democratic Party's establishment), establishes a basis for a significant challenge and realistic chance of winning in the upcoming general election race among the three main contenders.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of August 30 to September 5, 2010:

Monday (August 30)
  • Transition to Independent candidacy
Tuesday (August 31)
  • Transition to Independent candidacy
  • USNR drilling, Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday (September 1)
  • Campaign activity, Bennington County
Thursday (September 2)
  • ADA meeting, Montpelier
  • Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Jct
  • Campaign activity, Washington County
Friday (September 3)
  • WCFR & WTSJ radio interview, Randolph
  • Vermont State Fair, Rutland
  • Campaign activity, Rutland County
Saturday (September 4)
  • Madriver Valley Craft Fair, Waitsfield
  • Campaign activity, Washington County
Sunday (September 5)
  • Garlic and Herb Festival, Benningon
  • Guilford Fair, Guilford
  • Campaign activity, Bennington and Windham Counties

 

Press Release

28 August 2010

The Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate campaign is thrilled to announce it received about 12% of the vote in yesterday's Vermont Democratic Primary. This was accomplished with less than $70,000, declining any special interests funding, taking on the elite within the Party's establishment, and refusing to pander to the Party's base. This was also accomplished despite the incumbent's refusal to participate in any public debates.

The campaign fought hard for economic equity (fair taxation and universal health care), transformational energy policy, and honorable and honest politics. Dan fought for term limits, minimizing conflicts of interests, and putting Country ahead of Party -- a Vermont Political Revolution.

People asked what was the strategy of the campaign to win. The strategy was simply to tell the truth. As one would expect, this resonated with Vermonters who volunteered and interned countless hours for the campaign's mission.

We extend congratulations to Senator Leahy on his Primary victory.

However, this is the first time a challenger has garnered 'double digits' in any Primary re-election against Senator Leahy. Moreover, despite declining any special interests campaign funding, this campaign has raised significantly more campaign funds than any prior Primary challenger. Clearly, the momentum is on our side, with increased coverage, energy, and volunteerism. In all, this remains the first time since 1974 that Senator Leahy has been seriously challenged in the Primary.

We believe our astonishing results establish a strong base to be a serious contender and for victory in the November General Election.

 

Press Advisory/Letter to the Editor

19 August 2010

The NYC mosque 'issue'-- how about a bipartisan open-minded approach?

Imam Feisal Abdul al-Rauf has proposed building a multicultural center/mosque within blocks of Ground Zero in NYC. Times Argus and Seven Days reporters have inquired about my position.

My one sentence opinion is that Imam Rauf has the legal right to build the mosque but it is not right.

The Imam has the constitutional right to build the mosque anywhere he chooses, assuming he meets local zoning and other property regulations. But it has become apparent that the mosque clearly causes pain for many of the families of the victims of 911, most New Yorkers (about 64% oppose it), and Americans throughout the country. Thus, it causes needless pain for many Americans who are still grieving (whether rational or emotional is immaterial) and is insensitive. If the Imam truly wishes to promote multicultural pluralism, he should state that it has become apparent that building the mosque at the intended site has stirred unnecessary pain for many of his fellow citizens and divisiveness rather than unity, and as a consequence he has decided to build it further away from Ground Zero. Such graciousness by the Imam would promote his stated cause much more than the original building plans would have.

I believe it was wrong for both Democratic and Republican politicians without direct ties to New York to create a national issue about the mosque and to utilize it as a litmus test for voting decisions. Making the mosque a national issue is unnecessarily divisive and a distraction from focusing on our larger vital national issues (e.g., economy, jobs, national debt, health care, environment/energy, and developing world poverty). New Yorkers can handle the issue squarely. We owe them sufficient respect to trust that they will figure it out through their own civic mechanisms.

However, Democratic and Republican politicians from throughout the country, including Vermont, have proactively injected their opinions into this rather local issue. As a Vermonter, I would find it offensive if non-Vermonters would usurp the decision making of Vermonters if it occurred (hypothetically) in Burlington. However, the issue has become national, with opining by President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Newt Gingrich, and congressional members on both sides.

I do not believe Len Britton should have made this a 'Vermont' issue but his comment that building the mosque near Ground Zero is insensitive was NOT inaccurate.

I also believe that the Senator Leahy campaign's statement, supporting religious freedom (I agree), but omitting noting any sensitivity to the unnecessary pain being put upon the families of the victims of 911 and many other Americans, was insensitive and inappropriate. The statement shows Senator Leahy's inability to see to two sides of an issue, inability or unwillingness to work together to solve our problems, and represents the type of partisan rhetoric that Americans are sick and tired of.

An important goal of this campaign is to promote better political ethics, including return to basic values such as 'Putting Country ahead of Party' (the third bullet of our proposed Vermont Political Revolution) (http://www.danielfreilich.com/political_revolution.php). In that spirit, my stance on the mosque is indicative of how I try to be open-minded and have a bipartisan approach to trying to understand the concerns of both sides of complex issues.

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

16 August 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of August 16 to August 22, 2010:

Monday (August 16)
  • WKVT radio interview, Brattleboro
  • Campaign activity, Windham and Chittenden Counties
Tuesday (August 17)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Wednesday (August 18)
  • WOMM 105.9 radio interview, Burlington
  • Open Door Mission meeting and veterans march on city hall, Rutland
  • Concert and campaign activity, Rutland
Thursday (August 19)
  • Orleans County Fair, Barton
  • Abenaki meeting, Newport
  • Campaign activity, Orleans County
Friday (August 20)
  • WCFR & WTSJ radio interview, Randolph
  • Campaign activity, Lamoille County
Saturday (August 21)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Sunday (August 22)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

9 August 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

The Freilich-Leahy VPR 'debate' was held Aug 4. Links are below:

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of August 9 to August 15, 2010:

Monday (August 9)
  • Campaign activity, Windham County
Tuesday (August 10)
  • Green Drinks, Montpelier
  • Campaign activity, Washington County
Wednesday (August 11)
  • Addison County Fair and Field Days, New Haven
  • Campaign activity, Addison County
Thursday (August 12)
  • PEG TV interview, Rutland
  • South Side BBQ, WRJ
  • Campaign activity, Rutland and Windsor Counties
Friday (August 13)
  • Antique Classic Car Meet, Stowe
  • Campaign activity, Lamoille County
Saturday (August 14)
  • Addison County Fair and Field Days, New Haven
  • Old Home Week Parade, Wilmington
  • Campaign activity, Windham County
Sunday (August 15)
  • Bennington Battle Parade, Meet the Candidate, and campaign activity, Bennington

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

2 August 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

A link is on the bottom of the homepage to last week's CCTV Center for Media and Democracy (Channel 17) U.S. Senate candidates forum. Senator Leahy did not attend.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of August 2 to August 8, 2010:

Monday (August 2)
  • Campaign activity, Windham and Chittenden Counties
Tuesday (August 3)
  • Waterbury Rotary Club Speech
  • Campaign activity, Waterbury
Wednesday (August 4)
  • VPR radio 'debate', Montpelier
  • Old Brick Store meeting, Charlotte
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Thursday (August 5)
  • WCAX TV interview and shadowing
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Friday (August 6)
  • Washington County Fair and Field Days, Waitsfield
  • WCFR & WTSJ radio interview, Randolph
  • Campaign activity, Washington and Windham Counties
  • Brattleboro Dems HQ opening, Brattleboro
Saturday (August 7)
  • Washington County Fair and Field Days, Waitsfield
  • Campaign activity, Washington and Chittenden Counties
  • USNR drilling, WRJ
Sunday (August 8)
  • Washington County Fair and Field Days, Waitsfield
  • Campaign activity, Washington and Windsor Counties

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

26 July 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of July 26 to August 1, 2010:

Monday (July 26)
  • Channel 17 US Senate candidates forum, Burlington
  • Campaign activity, Burlington
Tuesday (July 27)
  • WCFR/WTSJ radio interview, Randoph
  • Channel 15/16 TV interview, St Albans
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Franklin Counties
  • Campaign video shoot, Shelburne
Wednesday (July 28)
  • Wahoo's opening ceremony, Wilmington
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Windham Counties
Thursday (July 29)
  • WKVT radio interview, Brattleboro
  • Franklin County Field Days, Highgate
  • Campaign activity, Franklin and Windham Counties
Friday (July 30)
  • WCFR & WTSJ radio interview, Randoph
  • Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Burlington
  • Blue Grass Festival, N Bennington
  • Campaign activity, Bennington, Windham, and Chittenden Counties
Saturday (July 31)
  • Pownal Community Fair, Pownal
  • Blueberry Festival Parade, W Dover
  • Jamaica Old Home Day Parade, Jamaica
  • Senator Sanders S Vermont forums
  • Campaign activity, Windham County
Sunday (August 1)
  • Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Burlington
  • Blue Grass Festival, N Bennington
  • Senator Sanders S Vermont forum
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden, Bennington, and Windham Counties

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

19 July 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video, a Veterans support video, and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of July 19 to July 25, 2010:

Monday (July 19)
  • LGBTQ Community Forum, Champlain College, Burlington
  • Campaign activity, Burlington
Tuesday (July 20)
  • USNR drilling (NMRC, Silver Spring, MD)
  • Campaign activity, Burlington
Wednesday (July 21)
  • WCFR/WTSJ radio interview, Springfield
  • Campaign activity, W Brattleboro
Thursday (July 22)
  • WXXK radio interview, W Lebanon, NH
  • 2010 Heritage Festival, Barre
  • Campaign activity, Windsor and Washington Counties
Friday (July 23)
  • WCFR/WTSJ radio interview, Randolph
  • Cracker Barrel Bazaar, Newbury
  • 2010 Heritage Festival, Barre
Saturday (July 24)
  • Pride Fest, Battery Park, Burlington
  • Lamoille County Field Days, Johnson
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Sunday (July 25)
  • Woodstock Jewish Community Gala, Woodstock
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Windsor Counties

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

12 July 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of July 12 to July 18, 2010:

Monday (July 12)
  • WCFR & WTSJ (Springfield, Randolph) radio interview
  • St Albans City Council speech
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Franklin Counties
Tuesday (July 13)
  • Green Drinks, Skinny Pancake, Montpelier
  • Campaign activity, Washington County
Wednesday (July 14)
  • Fundraiser
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Thursday (July 15)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden County
Friday (July 16)
  • WCFR & WTSJ (Springfield, Randolph) radio interview
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Addison Counties
Saturday (July 17)
  • Fundraiser, Shelburne
  • Stars and Stripes parade, Lyndonville
  • Midnight Madness, Bennington
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden, Caledonia, and Bennington Counties
Sunday (July 18)
  • Campaign activity, Chittenden and Windham Counties

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

5 July 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

You can listen to Bob Kinzel's 6/25/10 radio interview (VPR, Vermont Edition) of Daniel at: http://www.vpr.net/episode/48903

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of July 5 to July 11, 2010:

Monday (July 5)
  • Barton Chronicle newspaper interview
  • Campaign activity, Orleans and Essex Counties
Tuesday (July 6)
  • Brattleboro Selectboard speech
  • Campaign activity, Windham County
Wednesday (July 7)
  • WSYB radio interview, Rutland
  • Open Mission lunch, Veterans video showing, Rutland
  • Brattleboro Democrats speech, Brattleboro
  • Campaign activity, Rutland and Windham Counties
Thursday (July 8)
  • WTSA radio interview, Brattleboro
  • Campaign activity, Windham County
Friday (July 9)
  • Campaign activity, Bennington County
Saturday (July 10)
  • Campaign activity, Windham and Windsor Counties
Sunday (July 11)
  • Campaign activity, Windsor County

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

28 June 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

You can listen to Bob Kinzel's 6/25/10 radio interview (VPR, Vermont Edition) of Daniel at: http://www.vpr.net/episode/48903

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of June 28 to July 4, 2010:

Monday (June 28)Campaign activity, Bennington and Addison Counties.
Tuesday (June 29)Campaign activity, Addison County.
Wednesday (June 30)'Meet the Candidate' talk, Skinner Library, Manchester; Campaign activity, Bennington County.
Thursday (July 1)True North radio interview, Waterbury; Orca Media TV interview, Montpelier; The Veterans Place speech, Northfield; Campaign activity, Lamoille and Washington Counties.
Friday (July 2)Campaign activity, Chittenden County.
Saturday (July 3)Waterfront Independence Day Celebration, Burlington; Independence Day party, Burlington; Campaign activity, Chittenden County.
Sunday (July 4)Newport Independence Day Celebration Music Festival, Newport; Campaign activity, Chittenden, Franklin, and Orleans Counties.

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

21 June 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of June 21 to June 28, 2010:

Monday (June 21)Administrative day; fundraising concentration.
Tuesday (June 22)WKVT radio interview, Brattleboro; Tea Party lectures, College of St. Joseph's, Rutland; S Vermont volunteer meeting, W Dover; Campaign activity, Windham and Rutland Counties.
Wednesday (June 23)NE Kingdom vol meeting, St Johnsbury; Campaign activity, Orleans County.
Thursday (June 24)Video shoot, Randolph; CATV interview, WRJ; Campaign activity, Orange County.
Friday (June 25)VPR radio interview (VT Edition), Montpelier; Quilt Festival, Essex Jct; Campaign activity, Washington County.
Saturday (June 26)Quilt Festival, Essex Jct; Strawberry Festival, N Clarendon; Readsoboro July 4 parade, Readsboro; campaign activity, Chittenden and Rutland Counties.
Sunday (June 27)Quilt Festival, Essex Jct; campaign activity, Chittenden County.

 

Press Advisory

14 June 2010

The campaign of Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate in Vermont submitted Democratic and Independent Petitions for Nomination and Consent Forms to the Vermont Secretary of State last week, on Wed, June 9, 2010.

The campaign collected between 700 and 750 signatures on each Petition form, exceeding the requirement for 500 each.

The Democratic forms were certified by the Secretary of State on Wed, June 9, 2010; this officially places Daniel on the ballot for the primary election on August 24, 2010.

The Independent forms were certified on Thurs, June 10, 2010; this officially places Daniel on the ballot for the general election on November 2, 2010.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email him at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

14 June 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of June 14 to June 20, 2010:

Monday (June 14)Administrative day; fundraising concentration.
Tuesday (June 15)Campaign activity, Addison County; administrative day; fundraising concentration.
Wednesday (June 16)Campaign activity, Windsor County, Manchester area; Chamber Mixer, Manchester; The Radiator Radio interview (WOMM-LP, 105.9 FM), Burlington; fundraising concentration.
Thursday (June 17)Campaign activity, Chittenden County; fundraising concentration.
Friday (June 18)Campaign activity, Chittenden and Orange Counties; fundraising concentration.
Saturday (June 19)Fundraising concentration.
Sunday (June 20)Fundraising concentration.

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

7 June 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of June 7 to June 13, 2010:

Monday (June 7)Campaign activity, Addison County.
Tuesday (June 8)Campaign activity, Addison County.
Wednesday (June 9)Campaign activity, Washington County; submit Petition & Consent forms to Secretary of State, Montpelier.
Thursday (June 10)Campaign activity, Washington County.
Friday (June 11)Campaign activity, Bennington County.
Saturday (June 12)Fundraising concentration.
Sunday (June 13)Fundraising concentration; Auto Show, Manchester.

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

30 May 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the August 24 primary and November 2 general elections.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of May 31 to June 6, 2010:

Monday (May 31)March in Shaftsbury and Bennington Memorial Day parades; Wilmington Day Program, Wilmington; campaign activity, Bennington County.
Tuesday (June 1)USNR drilling travel to Cairo, Egypt; campaign activity, Rutland County.
Wednesday (June 2)USNR drilling, NMRU, Cairo, Egypt; campaign activity, Addison County.
Thursday (June 3)USNR drilling, NMRU, Cairo, Egypt; Vermont Dairy Festival, Enosburg.
Friday (June 4)USNR drilling, NMRU, Cairo, Egypt; Vermont Dairy Festival, Enosburg; Strolling of the Heiffers, Brattleboro.
Saturday (June 5)AFL-CIO meeting speach, S Burlington; Vermont Dairy Festival, Enosburg; Strolling of the Heiffers, Brattleboro; campaign activity, Chittenden and Windham Counties.
Sunday (June 6)Vermont Dairy Festival, Enosburg; Strolling of the Heiffers, Brattleboro; campaign activity, Windham County; AIPAC Leadership Dinner, Boston.

 

Press release

May 26, 2010

In a Burlington Free Press article (http://blogs.burlingtonfreepress.com/politics/2010/05/25/leahy-too-busy-to-debate/), it was noted by Ms. Dwyer (campaign manager for Senator Leahy) that her last email was omitted in the email string provided by the Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate campaign. In fact, the last two emails were inadvertently missed (one from Freilich and one from Dwyer). We regret the administrative error. The two omitted emails are below.

However, the complete set of emails confirms our campaign's prior conclusion -- that Senator Leahy's position is that he is too busy to commit to any public debates.

Dan Freilich

This press release is approved by Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate.

Date: Wed, 5 May 2010

Dear Dr. Freilich:

As noted in my prior email, once a nominee for the Supreme Court has been announced, as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Leahy will have significant responsibilities in the nomination process. Those responsibilities, along with his daily responsibilities representing Vermont in the United States Senate, are his priority.

It is our intention to participate in a statewide debate hosted by Vermont Public Radio once the Supreme Court nomination process is complete. This debate will be live, will includes questions from the audience and will be heard by a statewide audience. In addition, they will replay the debate later in the day to reach additional voters.

Should other media outlets offer to host debates, we will give them full consideration based on Senator Leahy's official schedule demands. However, as noted in the prior email the Supreme Court nomination process creates an uncertain schedule which will be dictated by hearings and floor votes.

Senator Leahy has never taken any election for granted, but he has always put his work for Vermont and for our nation ahead of politics. This year will be no different.

Sincerely, Carolyn Dwyer

Date: Mon, May 3, 2010

Ms. Dwyer,

I thought this email had been sent last week but I cannot confirm this in my Send box; apologies if you have already received it.

Thank you for your follow-up email response regarding scheduling of debates for U.S. Senate candidates for the Democratic Primary in Vermont.

The busy schedule of Senator Leahy is appreciated, especially in light of the important upcoming Supreme Court nomination confirmation hearings.

Notwithstanding, I am confident that Senator Leahy believes it is also important that representative democracy be maximally supported in Vermont; that Vermonters be afforded public discourse by federal candidates on national public policies in every primary and general election; and that Vermont voters participate in real primary and general elections and not simple reappointments to a lifetime position for the all important position of U.S. Senator.

In that spirit, I presume that with more than four months notice, Senator Leahy can find a few hours to support representative democracy in Vermont by proactively participating in public debates in the primary. For example, his attendance at the recent April 24 fundraising Awards Dinner by the Vermont Democratic Party in Burlington suggests that when considered a priority, he can find time to get back to Vermont.

In order to assist the Senator by diminishing his travel time back to Vermont, I am offering to conduct one of three debates in Washington, DC.

However, Vermont voters should be afforded opportunity to hear and participate in live public debates within the State (if not in all three, at least two).

A Vermont Public Radio (VPR) debate, as alluded to in your prior email, seems reasonable for a third primary debate. On the other hand, it is unreasonable for this venue to be the only debate format, precluding any live public debates with active participation by Vermont voters.

I respectfully request commitment by both Democratic candidates to the time, place, and venue of three debates as soon as possible. As noted in a prior email, of course, we are open to negotiation about the specifics.

Washington’s work is important but Vermont’s work is also important. Vermonters are depending on us to lead by example and show that representative democracy is alive and well, at least in our state.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your prompt response.

Regards, Dan Freilich

 

Press Release

26 May 2010

The campaign of Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate from Vermont (D, I) is forwarding a copy of its email exchange about debates with Senator Patrick Leahy's campaign (below).

Senator Leahy's campaign declined to partake in any public debates between the Democratic Party candidates prior to the August 24 Primary.

The incumbent communicated that he will not partake in any live public debates, stating “his schedule over the next few months will be taken up by the confirmation process in addition to his usual responsibilities…”

The incumbent stated his “intention” (although did not commit) to participate only in a single Vermont Public Radio (VPR) debate in August “once Senator Leahy has concluded his work in the Senate”.

Daniel stated, “The Supreme Court nomination process is important but so is democracy in Vermont. The incumbent's refusal to participate in public debates confirms an elitist sense of entitlement. This kind of out-of-touch thinking is typical in Congress and is exactly what the American people are so rallying against.”

Daniel added, “If it is true that ‘his schedule…will be taken up', one can assume for consistency sake, that the Senator would have no time for other campaign activities either. That the incumbent found time to attend a recent fundraiser dinner in Burlington demonstrates disingenuousness in the excuse.”

Daniel further added, “Entrenched incumbents often dodge participating in public debates because they do not want to be accountable for their legislative record and political principles or give day light to challengers. But these are inadequate excuses because personal responsibility should trump political maneuvering, ensuring doing what is right as opposed to what can be gotten away with. Rather than leaving a legacy of supporting sustainable values of democracy and accountability, Mr. Leahy has chosen to continue the same unsustainable values of entitlement, short-sightedness, political expedience, and lack of accountability that got us in the economic and environmental messes we have found ourselves in.”

Daniel concluded, “I am running to work on trying to return fairness and reasonableness to American governance and ethical political principles; it is unfortunate that after 35 years, the incumbent would be running from his record to dodge accountability.”

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

24 May 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the 2010 election.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of May 24 to May 30, 2010:

Monday (May 24)Campaign activity, Bennington; video shoot, Bennington.
Tuesday (May 25)Administrative day; video production.
Wednesday (May 26)Campaign activity, Rutland County.
Thursday (May 27)Campaign activity, Rutland County; speech at Veterans Home, Bennington.
Friday (May 28)Campaign activity, Washington County.
Saturday (May 29)Campaign activity, Chittenden and Franklin Counties; Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival, Bennington.
Sunday (May 30)Campaign activity, Chittenden and Franklin Counties.

 

Press Advisory

9 May 2010

Daniel Freilich, a Navy doctor from Wilmington, is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont. Daniel is challenging the incumbent, Senator Leahy, in the Democratic Primary on August 24, 2010. The rationale and platform of the campaign are detailed on its website, www.danielfreilichforUSsenate.com.

Daniel believes the heart of the Democratic Party is in the right place, claiming to advocate on behalf of the ‘less powerful’ in our society and for vital but marginalized issues. However, he believes the Party does not live up to its stated claims and its political decisions are too often tainted by hypocrisy, ethical ambiguity, misplaced loyalty, lack of courage, political expedience, lack of full disclosure, conflicts of interest, and secondary gain.

As a consequence, and in light of recently changed rules for Independent candidates, the campaign is announcing that it is also collecting Independent candidate petition signatures.

Both Democratic and Independent Petition and Consent forms will be submitted to the Vermont Secretary of State (Elections and Campaign Finance Division) by the newly enacted deadline (June 17, 2010). Although the campaign remains focused on and fully committed to winning the Democratic Party nomination in August, this will provide more options after the Primary to continue to fight for Vermonters for fair play in public policy (Four E's) and better governance principles (personal responsibility).

Daniel advocates for a Vermont Political Revolution in which Vermonters insist on higher ethical principles from their elected officials (term limits, no Special Interest campaign funding, minimization of conflicts of interest, and no ‘automatic party caucasing’); please see http://www.danielfreilich.com/political_revolution.php.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Kevin Molduene (Campaign Manager) at kevin@danielfreilich.com or 802-342-8370. You can also contact Daniel directly at daniel.freilich@gmail.com or 802-380-9510.

This press release is approved by Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate.

 

Press Advisory—weekly campaign schedule

25 April 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the 2010 election.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaign's website. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is the campaign's planned schedule for the week of Apr 26 to May 2, 2010:

Monday (Apr 26)Campaign activity, Burlington.
Tuesday (Apr 27)Administrative day.
Wednesday (Apr 28)Campaign activity and VPP Meeting, Windham County.
Thursday (Apr 29)Campaign activity, Northfield and Chittenden County.
Friday (Apr 30)Campaign Activity and Maple Festival, St. Albans.
Saturday (May 1)USNR drilling, WRJ; Maple Festival, St. Albans.
Sunday (May 2)Maple Festival, St. Albans.

 

Press Advisory — weekly campaign schedule

18 April 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the 2010 election.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaigns website, www.danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is Daniel's planned schedule for the week of Apr 19 to 25, 2010:

Monday (Apr 19)Administrative Day
Tuesday (Apr 20)USNR drilling, NMRC, Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday (Apr 21)Manchester Chamber Mixer and Campaign Activity, Manchester
Thursday (Apr 22)Vermont Journal newspaper interview; Campaign Actvity, Wilmington, Ludlow
Friday (Apr 23)Campaign Activity, Norwich and Northfield
Saturday (Apr 24)VDP David W. Curtis Leadership Awards Dinner, Burlington; Campaign Activity, Chittenden County
Sunday (Apr 25)Cabin Fever Lunch (Caledonian Cty Dem Party), Lyndon; 5th Annual Rutland Co Women's Brunch, Rutland; Campaign Activity, Chittenden, Rutland, Caledonia, and Essex Counties

 

Press Advisory — weekly campaign schedule

11 April 2010

Daniel, from Wilmington, VT, is a Democratic and Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont for the 2010 election.

The rationale and policy platforms of the campaign are detailed on the campaigns website, www.danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. An Introduction video and a campaign schedule are on the home page.

For press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text Kevin Molduene at 802-342-8370 or email at kevin@danielfreilichforUSsenate.com. Daniel can be reached directly at 802-380-9510 or by email at daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

Below is Daniel's planned schedule for the week of Apr 12 to 18, 2010:

Monday (Apr 12)Grassroots campaigning in Bennington County; Hartland Dems and S Burlington/Shelburne Dems meetings.
Tuesday (Apr 13)USNR drilling.
Wednesday (Apr 14)Grassroots campaigning in Bennington and Rutland Counties.
Thursday (Apr 15)Grassroots campaigning in Windsor area; fundraising in White River Junction; Tax Day Party in Winooski.
Friday (Apr 16)WBTN Radio interview in Bennington; Grassroots campaigning in Bennington County.
Saturday (Apr 17)Administrative day.
Sunday (Apr 18)Administrative day.

 

Press Release

10 Dec 2009

As a follow-up to yesterday's Press Release (see below), Daniel will hold a press conference today at 3 pm in front of Central Vermont Medical Center (130 Fisher Rd, Berlin, VT 05602).

Daniel will provide more detail and answer questions about his position on Senator Sanders' Single-Payer Amendment (2837) and on his urging that Senator Leahy support the Amendment.

For more information and detailed rationale for Daniel's backing of health care insurance reform to a single-payer system, please see http://danielfreilich.com/health_care.php.

For individual press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text 802-380-9510 or email daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

 

Press Release

09 Dec 2009

Dr. Daniel Freilich, a physician and naval officer based in Wilmington, and a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont, believes objective evidence-based analyses show the only moral and economic solution to our health care crisis is a transformation from the current market-based multi-payer health insurance system to a single-payer system (Medicare for All).

On 02 Dec 2009, Senator Bernie Sanders submitted Senate Amendment 2837 to the Senate health care bill. The Amendment replaces most of the language (i.e., coverage and revenue titles) in the Senate health care bill with language from Senator Sanders' previous single-payer bill (Medicare for All) (S. 703). There are two co-sponsors, Senators Sherrod Brown (OH) and Roland Burris (IL). Medicare for All would be paid for through payroll and income taxes and administered by the States.

We are not aware of a public statement by Senator Leahy about whether he will support Senator Sanders' Amendment.

Daniel urges Vermonters to contact Senator Patrick Leahy and urge him to take a courageous stand and proactively support Senator Sanders' single-payer Amendment (Medicare for All (Senate 2837) to the health care bill. The Congressional switchboard telephone number is 202-224-3121.

Specifically, Daniel urges Vermonters to request the following from Senator Leahy:

  1. Work to ensure a Senate floor vote on Senator Sanders' Amendment.
  2. Formally support Senator Sanders' Amendment.
  3. Inform Senate leadership he will vote against the proposed compromised health care bills unless significantly improved.
  4. If 1-3 are not supported, explain to Vermonters why not.
  5. If 1-3 are not supported, explain why he supports bolstering of the current multi-payer market-based health insurance system rather than replacing it with a single-payer government-sponsored system.

Transformation to a single-payer health insurance system would result in universal coverage, cost-effectiveness, improved quality, and enhancement of choice. Hundreds of billions of dollars would be saved due to decreased administrative costs, better leveraging of drug pricing, improved preventive care and quality, and elimination of ‘uninsured’ costs. All (currently) uninsured and sub-insured Americans would be covered, improving their economic status and career flexibility. Small and large businesses would be relieved of an overhead stranglehold on their competitiveness, resulting in a stimulus to our economy and job creation. Thus, a single-payer system is a win-win for everyone (except for insurance and pharmaceutical companies).

Daniel believes the current bills' mandates would provide insurance companies a bonanza of millions of healthy young customers, potentially equating with $450 billion. The expansion of coverage via Medicaid and subsidies would not go into effect until 2013-14, so the bills would not help the ‘uninsured’ for years to come. Even after 2013-14, tens of millions of Americans would remain ‘uninsured’. Estimates are the recently proposed Public Options would cover few Americans (1-2%), resulting in minimal beneficial impact. The incorporation of Public Option variations to state multi-payer systems has not led to universal coverage that is cost-effective or sustainable. Senate leadership is considering deleting the Public Option in any case. The Senate is considering allowing some Americans to buy into Medicare at age 55 but that option will be unavailable to most.

Most notably, enactment of the bills proposed to date would usurp potential for real reform and result in investment of additional hundreds of billions of dollars in a morally and economically unsustainable system.

Daniel's positions on health care reform are generally in line with those of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) (http://pnhp.org/).

For more information and detailed rationale for Daniel's backing of health care insurance reform to a single-payer system, please see http://danielfreilich.com/health_care.php.

For individual press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text 802-380-9510 or email daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

 

Press Advisory

30 Nov 2009

Dr. Daniel Freilich will be talking at a University of Vermont Public Forum tomorrow, 01 Dec 2009, at 7 pm at the Dudley H. Davis Center (4th floor Livak Ballroom). The public and press are invited.

Daniel, a physician and naval officer based in Wilmington, is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont (2010 election).

Information about Daniel's candidacy, positions, and schedule is available on the campaign's website, http://danielfreilich.com/.

For individual press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text 802-380-9510 or email daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

 

24 Nov 2009

On Saturday, 21 Nov 2009, The Burlington Free Press reported on Dr. Daniel Freilich's position on the health care reform bills being considered by Congress—that the Vermont Congressional delegation should vote against the House and Senate bills brought forward to date because they institutionalize the current morally and economically bankrupt and unsustainable market-based health insurance system (http://danielfreilich.com/in_news.php).

Dr. Daniel Freilich, a physician and naval officer based in Wilmington, is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Vermont (2010 election).

Daniel believes the bills' mandates would provide insurance companies a bonanza of millions of healthy young customers, potentially equating with $450 billion. The expansion of coverage via Medicaid and subsidies would not go into effect until 2013-14, so the bills would not help the ‘uninsured’ for years to come. Even after 2013-14, tens of millions of Americans would remain ‘uninsured’. Estimates are that the proposed Public Options would cover few Americans (who do not have other insurance) (1-2%), so they would also have minimal beneficial impact. The incorporation of Public Option variations to state multi-payer systems has not led to universal coverage that is cost-effective or sustainable. Enactment of the bills would usurp potential for real reform and result in investment of additional hundreds of billions of dollars in an unsustainable system.

Daniel believes objective evidence-based analyses show that the only moral and economic solution to our health care crisis is a transformation from the current market-based multi-payer health insurance system to a consolidated payment system (single-payer Medicare for All). This would allow universal coverage, cost-effectiveness, enhancement of quality, and choice. Hundreds of billions of dollars would be saved due to decreased administrative costs, better leveraging of drug pricing, improved preventive care and quality, and elimination of ‘uninsured’ costs. All currently uninsured and sub-insured Americans would be covered, allowing improved economic and social mobility. Small and large businesses would be relieved of a stranglehold on their competitiveness that would stimulate our economy and job creation.

Daniel's positions on health care reform are generally in line with those of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) (http://pnhp.org/).

For more information, please review Daniel's health care reform positions on http://danielfreilich.com/health_care.php.

For individual press interviews/meetings or additional information, please call or text 802-380-9510 or email daniel.freilich@gmail.com.

 

Press Advisory

06 October 2009

The newly established principal campaign committee for Daniel Freilich for U.S. Senate will host an open house and a press conference at The White House Inn, 178 Route 9 East, Wilmington, VT 05363, on 08 Oct 2009.

The open house will be between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., during which time the public and press are invited to meet the candidate, informally discuss policy issues, and participate in old time grass root politics at the height of Vermont's foliage season.

At noon, Dr. Freilich, a physician, Associate Professor, and a U.S. Navy Captain transitioning from Active Duty to Select Reserves, will formally announce his candidacy for the Democratic ticket for the U.S. Senate from Vermont in the 2010 election. After an announcement speech, Daniel will be available for a Q&A session from the press and public. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

An invitation flyer can be found on the campaign's website, danielfreilichforUSsenate.com, which will be more fully activated on 08 Oct 2009.

For more information, please call or text 802-380-9510 or email:

Daniel will also be available for an informal follow-up press round-table conference at the Blue Moose Café (29 High St, Brattleboro, VT 05301) the next morning on 09 Oct 2009, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Individual press interviews/meetings will also be arranged.

 
   
 
 
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